Syed Ali Mujtaba,

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Press Freedom In India - Foreign Correspondent’s Survey Spills The Bean| Countercurrents

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Delhi has done three surveys with a foreign journalist based in Delhi that has some startling revelation that reflects on → Read More

Names Of Many Muslim Voters In A Bengaluru Constituency Removed| Countercurrents

Bengaluru: Names of 9,159 Muslim voters in the Shivajinagar constituency in Bengaluru have been removed from the voters' list. This removal is done based on a → Read More

46 % Of Indians Perceive News Coverage Of PM Modi As Biased| Countercurrents

New Delhi: A report by Delhi-based think tank Lokniti-CSDS and Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Stiftung finds that 46 % of Hindus and Muslims who follow various → Read More

Indian Diaspora Becoming Vanguards Of Assertive Hindutva| Countercurrents

There are ominous signs that the Indian diaspora community is asserting the aggressive brand of Hindutva identity in the countries of their wellbeing. The → Read More

Confronting The Media’s Crisis Of Trust – Some Candid Thoughts| Countercurrents

Lack of trust in the news media is the news these days. The reasons are; rampant misinformation, the rise of authoritarian governments, the dominance of → Read More

Teesta Setalvad Case – ‘Asatyameva Jayate’ Has Triumphed

There are many instances where untruth has triumphed. The latest case of “Asatyameva Jayate“ is Supreme Court’s judgment on Teesta Setalvad, R B Sreekumar, → Read More

Eyewitness To Teesta Setalvad’s Arrest| Countercurrents

It was on June 25, at around 4 PM, that the arrest drama of the civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad began. This is narrated by Teesta’s journalist friend → Read More

J&K Delimitation Exercise – A Copy Paste Hindutva Agenda| Countercurrents

A three-member Delimitation Commission has submitted its report on redrawing assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir on May 5, 2022. The delimitation → Read More

India Has Outsourced Law And Order To Hindutva Lumpen| Countercurrents

The recent communal clashes reported during the Ram Navami festival from the different parts of the country suggest that the Hindu zealots have taken over the → Read More

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act 2022 Attempts To Make India A Police State| Countercurrents

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, intends to link demographic and biometric information with the identification of citizens in an attempt to → Read More

Hindutva Is Closer To Thuggees Than Hinduism| Countercurrents

The open call for genocide against Muslims by some self-styled Hindu leaders at the recent ‘Dharam Sansad’ (Religious Parliament) at Haridwar has stirred a → Read More

Muslim Bharatanatyam Dancer Stopped From Entering Temple In Tamil Nadu| Countercurrents

Chennai, December 12, 2021: Tamil Nadu’s celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer Zakir Hussain was insulted and abused inside the premises of Sri Ranganatha Swamy → Read More

It’s Fourth Time Narendra Modi Has Gone On The Back Foot| Countercurrents

Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally apologized to the nation when he announced on TV to repeal three Farm laws that he vociferously defended for the past → Read More

Understanding ‘Jim Crow Hindutva’ State| Countercurrents

US-based sociologist Ashutosh Varshney, an expert on BJP politics has coined the term Jim Crow Hindutva to describe the current wave of Hindu nationalism fang → Read More

Hindutva has arrived in America!

This may not be news for those who have little connection with US domestic politics, but those who are closely watching the house of Uncle Sam it’s apparent that Hindutva forces are challenging the core US values in its home turf. This is an interesting development that needs to be closely watched as America’s melting pot culture is having[Read More...] → Read More

Indian Agriculture problems are much deeper

With fresh bouts of farmer protest gaining momentum, currently the Modi government is riding the high Horse of arrogance and the farmers are equally determined to conduct the ‘Ashwameda,’ the Vedic Yag of horse sacrifice. The current farmers protest is much deeper than the repealing of the three farm laws and fixing MSP prices. The bottom line is that the[Read More...] → Read More

Farmers Protests- A test of People’s Power vs State Power

After the anti CAA protest at Saheen Bagah in Delhi, the farmers protest is the second protest in Delhi that is currently underway in 2020. Thousands of farmers from Haryana and Punjab have marched towards Delhi to press the central government to repeal the recently enacted farm laws. They are stopped at Haryana Delhi border by the Delhi police using[Read More...] → Read More

India- China doing Handstands on Edge of a Ladak Cliff

The Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Pangong Tso remains poised on a razor’s edge. India- China animosity is high, mutual trust is nonexistent, and all past agreements and mechanisms that provided the basis for managing the border dispute have gone for a toss. The situation is slipping fast towards a point of no return, but a war that looks[Read More...] → Read More

Division Bench Acknowledges Injustices against Indian Muslims

Injustice against Indian Muslim by the BJP government is a quite talk in many quarters in India, but never among those sitting in judgment and delivering justice. This silence is broken by a division bench of Justice Tanaji V Nalawade and Justice Mukund G Sewlikar of Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court who on August 21, 2020 made some[Read More...] → Read More

Report Card- One Year of Direct rule in Jammu and Kashmir

The Forum for Human Rights, an informal group of 21 concerned Indian citizens have come up with a report of the one year direct rule in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The informal group comprises six top level judges of India, six high level bureaucrats, three members from Indian armed forces, two members from human rights organization ,[Read More...] → Read More